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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 10:20 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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The Ruined Legacy of Daniel Alfredsson Part I

July 8th, 2013 at 2:02 AM
By Rob Russo

'Daniel Alfredsson' photo (c) 2011, Matt Boulton - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

It is not easy to destroy a 15+ year legacy, especially when you are a hero and role model to millions of people. However, Daniel Alfredsson did just that on Friday when he dropped an atomic bomb on the Ottawa Senators franchise and its fans by signing a free agent contract with the Detroit Red Wings. The fallout of the blast is still shaking out, and information on what happened is still filtering through the spin zone. However, a number of facts have come forward, and Daniel Alfredsson is emerging as the villain. In a bizarre Hulk Hogan turn Hollywood Hogan type of change, the once beloved and adored favorite son of Ottawa has become enemy number one in the nation’s capital. The organization and the fans are not upset over the fact that Daniel Alfredsson made the choice to play for another team; it is the manner in which that decision came about.

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Senators Add Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur; Lose a Legend.

July 5th, 2013 at 6:51 PM
By Rob Russo

The big news out of Ottawa today was of course the departure of Daniel Alfredsson. However, there were two other moves today that helped drastically improved the Senators roster for next season. The first move came quickly into the start of free agency with the signing of LW Clarke MacArthur. The Senators managed to poach this scrappy winger from their provincial rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs. MacArthur scored 20 goals or more in the previous two full seasons with the Maple Leafs. He is not a big forward, but he plays tough and has shown a mean streak in the past. The Senators coveted MacArthur because they needed to fill out their top 6, and especially needed help on the left side. With MacArthur being a dependable 20+ goal scorer, and naturally playing left wing – it was a natural fit for Murray. MacArthur will come in and slot in on the second line, centered by Kyle Turris, and was supposed to have Alfredsson playing the opposite wing on the right side. This would have made an incredible second line for any team in the league.

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Ottawa Senators Select Curtis Lazar with the 17th Overall Pick in the 2013 NHL Draft

June 30th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
By Rob Russo

The Ottawa Senators usually surprise people on draft day, and with no trades to announce before their pick at #17, the Senators did not disappoint. A major need for the Senators heading into next season is improving their scoring. So when their time to pick came up, there remained a number of high profile scorers on the board, and it was thought that the Senators would nab one of them. However, the Senators decided to choose the well rounded Curtis Lazar from the Edmonton Oil Kings. Lazar does everything very well, but isnt considered a specialist in any one area. He struggled slightly last season and his stock had dropped, but the Senators scouting staff saw something in Lazar that felt he would contribute the most to the Senators club.

Here are some facts about Lazar, courtesy of the NHL.com website:

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NHL Draft Day Buzz as Big Moves are Expected

June 29th, 2013 at 6:42 PM
By Rob Russo

Tomorrows NHL Draft is hyping up to be one of the most entertaining in years. Since the start of the Salary Cap era in the NHL, the official NHL trade deadline has lost some of its luster and excitement to the NHL Entry Draft. Draft day has, in recent years, been the day where big deals have gone down and teams make a serious play to improve their roster. The salary cap has had an obvious effect on this change up, but more importantly draft day presents a better opportunity for GM’s as they have a clearer picture of the makeup of their team going into next season. This year, a number of major trade rumors have been swirling around from a number of teams including the Ottawa Senators.

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